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Soho Rep. Extends Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS Through March 25 Photo Soho Rep. Extends Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS Through March 25
by Julie Musbach - Feb 5, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar by two weeks, through March 25. In this play, which dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates, twin sisters Anaia (Alfie Fuller) and Racine (Dame-Jasmine Hughes) undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs.

Signature Theatre Announces Special Events at Pershing Square Photo Signature Theatre Announces Special Events at Pershing Square
by Julie Musbach - Feb 2, 2018

Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; James Houghton, Founder) will host several special events at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) this winter, the company announced today.

Maryann Plunkett, Pearl Rhein, and More Star in Ars Nova's THE LUCKY ONES Photo Maryann Plunkett, Pearl Rhein, and More Star in Ars Nova's THE LUCKY ONES
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2018

Ars Nova one of the most adventurous Off-Broadway companies (New York Times), piece by piece productions and Z Space present the world premiere of The Lucky Ones, a new musical by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher (Hundred Days), commissioned and developed by Ars Nova.

Soho Rep. Announces Complete Casting And Creative Team For Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS Photo Soho Rep. Announces Complete Casting And Creative Team For Aleshea Harris's IS GOD IS
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 18, 2018

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar (Ars Nova's Underground Railroad Game), February 6 - March 11, 2018. The play, with which Soho Rep. reopens its longtime Tribeca theater, dauntlessly cracks jokes as it eviscerates. Alfie Fuller and Dame-Jasmine Hughes play Anaia and Racine, twin sisters who undertake a murderous journey from the Dirty South to the California desert, seeking payback for a horrendous act. Is God Is treats both morality and genre as notions to be exploded, drawing on the ancient, the modern, the tragic, the Spaghetti Western, hip-hop and Afropunk in its subversion of theatrical constructs.

Ars Nova to Partner with Greenwich House and Operate 199-Seat Greenwich House Theater Photo Ars Nova to Partner with Greenwich House and Operate 199-Seat Greenwich House Theater
by Julie Musbach - Jan 4, 2018

Following a year-long search, Ars Nova one of the most adventurous Off Broadway companies (New York Times) has been selected by Greenwich House as the new tenant of their historic, 199-seat Greenwich House Theater, which opened in 1917 and is located at 27 Barrow Street. In addition to operating and filling the beloved venue with new work by its emerging artists, Ars Nova will partner with Greenwich House on new community engagement and educational initiatives that will deepen the mission of both non-profit organizations.

Soho Rep. Reopens With Aleshea Harris' IS GOD IS Photo Soho Rep. Reopens With Aleshea Harris' IS GOD IS
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2017

Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) reopens its iconic downtown Manhattan theater with the world premiere of Aleshea Harris's Relentless Award-winning Is God Is, directed by Taibi Magar (Ars Nova's Underground Railroad Game), February 6 - March 11, 2018.

The Flea Announces Spring 2018 Season Photo The Flea Announces Spring 2018 Season
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 13, 2017

Niegel Smith, Artistic Director and Carol Ostrow, Producing Director of The Flea Theater proudly announce the slate for their spring season, which will feature three world premieres, the return of its late-night series Serials, as well as new programming Cereals, plays for younger audiences and Flea Fridays, an immersive weekend cabaret.

Jo Lampert, Maryann Plunkett and More to Star in THE LUCKY ONES at Ars Nova Photo Jo Lampert, Maryann Plunkett and More to Star in THE LUCKY ONES at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Ars Nova, piece by piece productions and Z Space present the world premiere of The Lucky Ones, a new musical by The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and Sarah Gancher, commissioned and developed by Ars Nova.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Annie Baker and More Set for Ars Nova's NOVA BALL XX17 Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Annie Baker and More Set for Ars Nova's NOVA BALL XX17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Ars Nova, one of the most adventurous Off Broadway companies (New York Times), announces NOVA BALL XX17, the non-profit's annual gala, which will take place on Monday, November 13 at Capitale (130 Bowery). NOVA BALL XX17 will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Play Group, Ars Nova's emerging playwrights' collective.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography! Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SDCF Awards for Directing and Choreography!
by Walter McBride - Nov 2, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, just presented its first annual 'SDC Foundation Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Directing and Choreography.'

Atlantic Theater Kicks Off 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series Today Photo Atlantic Theater Kicks Off 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company recently announced its 2017-2018 Amplified Reading Series selections, presenting six bold new plays throughout Atlantic's season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright.

BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' IN THE BLOOD Makes Greek Tragedy Out Of The Scarlet Let Photo BWW Review: Suzan-Lori Parks' IN THE BLOOD Makes Greek Tragedy Out Of The Scarlet Letter
by Michael Dale - Sep 26, 2017

While Suzan-Lori Parks' ferocious drama from 2000, FUCKING A, enjoys an excellent new production at Signature Theatre, across the lobby of their multi-stage center, her more sensitive 1999 exploration, IN THE BLOOD, also receives a solid remounting.

SDC Foundation to Celebrate Off-Broadway Direction & Choreography with 1st Annual Awa Photo SDC Foundation to Celebrate Off-Broadway Direction & Choreography with 1st Annual Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announces its first annual 'SDC Foundation Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Directing and Choreography.'

Atlantic Theater Slates 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series, Launch Writers & Tow Reside Photo Atlantic Theater Slates 2017-18 Amplified Reading Series, Launch Writers & Tow Resident
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 2017-2018 Amplified Reading Series selections, presenting six bold new plays throughout Atlantic's season with an expanded rehearsal process for more meaningful engagement with the material and the playwright.

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of Suzan-Lori Parks' IN T Photo Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of Suzan-Lori Parks' IN THE BLOOD
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 18, 2017

Signature Theatre is presenting Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks' The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A & In the Blood. This is the first time these acclaimed plays will be presented together; they will run simultaneously at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). These two plays mark the final productions of Parks' Signature Residency One.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces 2017 PRELUDE Festival Photo Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces 2017 PRELUDE Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 4, 5, and 6 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by Andrew Kircher in collaboration with Frank Hentschker.

Henry Christensen III Retires as Chairman of TFANA's Board Photo Henry Christensen III Retires as Chairman of TFANA's Board
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the retirement of Henry Christensen III as Chairman of the Theatre's Board, a position he has held since 2012, due to health reasons. Theodore C. Rogers and Robert Buckholz will succeed Mr. Christensen as TFANA's Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively. Mr. Christensen will continue as a member of the Board of Directors.

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music Photo JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite.

ASSHOLE by Justin Kuritzkes Comes to JACK Photo ASSHOLE by Justin Kuritzkes Comes to JACK
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2017

Asshole is a bracing new play by Justin Kuritzkes about a doctor who works for the government and is obsessed with the smell of his own asshole. He has a patient whom he can't seem to get out of his mind. In fact, he finds her continued presence to be a little...disturbing. Directed and designed by Knud Adams, this world premiere features Polly Lee and Ikechukwu Ufomadu. 

Soho Rep. to Return to Walker Street with Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Soho Rep. has announced its 2017-18 season, which marks the return of the beloved New York City theater to the Lower Manhattan storefront it has called home for over 25 years.

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